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Theres also lots of exciting and interesting places to visit around Minehead.
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Minehead is the gateway to Exmoor which was the first of Britain’s National Parks to gain the Dark Skies reserve status

Days can be spent exploring the moor on foot or by car, seeing the Free Roaming Exmoor Ponies and Red Deer and when the sun sets the dark night skies can be spectacular. There are local Safari companies that you can book for a tour of the moors.

There are several attractions easily accessible from the pub, The West Somerset Railway is within walking distance as is the Minehead Golf Course which is located at the opposite end of the beach front. You can walk up onto North hill on a path located just along from us at the harbour.

A short distance away is the medieval village of Dunster which has a magnificent castle now looked after by the National Trust and is a great day out for the family.

Bossington and Selworthy are both charming National Trust Villages a short journey away (around 5 miles) and Porlock village and Porlock Weir by the sea are also very popular places to visit.

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About the pier

In 1895, George Luttrell was given the first official sanction to construct a pier. A dispute delayed the start of work until 1900. The 700 foot structure, designed by J.J.Webster, opened in 1901. The cost was £12,000.

There were four landing stages, tollbooth and, later, a shelter. Steamers called on a regular basis.

The pier was removed in 1940 to allow nearby gun batteries a clear line of sight. Minehead was the only pier to be completely demolished during World War II. The owners, Campbells, were awarded £90,000 compensation. The money was used to improve their steamer fleet.

Minehead Pier 2000 Association was formed in the mid-1990s. They planned a new £5 million pier using millennium funding from the National Lottery. However, the funding application was rejected.

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